| Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:
1) No fusion crust (top
2) Shape is not aerodynamic (top photo).
3) It looks like it might be layered (top photo). Meteorites aren't layered.
4) A broken surface (bottom photo) looks like a sandstone - quartz
sand (gray) grains cemented with iron oxide (reddish). The maximum
dimension of the rock chip in the photo is 3.5 cm.
|What is it?
Almost certainly, this is a terrestrial quartz sandstone, a rock type
that is very common on earth but which does not occur among meteorites.
The finder thought that the rock looked like lunar meteorite QUE